December 9, 2014 Breakfast, Glasgow 2 Comments



A rainy and dreich Glasgow greeted me, this morning. Having trudged along most of the way to my meeting location, I found myself with a little time in hand so popped into 278 on St Vincent Street for a breakfast feed.

I was half tempted to try Glasgow porridge for the first time, but fortunately calmed down in time and ordered French toast. I added an espresso, which on reflection was the wrong way to go.

French toast

French toast

The friendly counter man took my order then pointed out that they had lots of seats in the back, so I wandered through to investigate.

The back room was quite simply appointed in tones of brown. It was smartish, if a bit soulless, but a very good little tucked away spot for tapping away on your laptop in undisturbed peace.



My breakfast was soon with me looking quite neat. The toast was nicely eggy, but there was a dearth of bacon making it a rather unbalanced dish. An extra rasher or two and things would have been entirely better.

So overall, 278 is a curious little place. There are improvements to make, but I’m quite glad to have found it as it’s a handy little hideaway. It’d be a place I’d pop to for a cuppa and a catch up on work, in the future, rather than somewhere I’d particularly recommend to eat, though.

Blythe scores 278
2.5/5 for food
3/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for service
3/5 for setting
giving an overall 12/20

I ate: French toast with bacon and maple syrup

I drank: espresso, water

I wore: pinstripes

Total bill: £6.05

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Written by BKR